AIDS Memorial Quilt at Skidmore

aids memorial quilt  Block 2721A 12-foot by 12-foot section of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at Skidmore's Tang Museum on Thursday (February 14). From the listing:

The quilt, begun in San Francisco in 1987 as a way to remember and honor those who had died of AIDS, has grown into an international effort with some 48,000 quilt panels bearing the names of AIDS victims. The section on display at the Tang, Block 2721, carries the names of individuals from the Capital District.
The quilt will be exhibited on the floor, framed by Francis Cape's Utopian Benches in the We The People exhibition in the Tang's Payne Room. "The AIDS quilt is a fitting addition to the We the People exhibition, which explores ideas of community and inclusivity," said Ginger Ertz, Tang Museum educator.

The quilt section will be on display at the Tang for just one day. The museum will be open from noon-9 pm on Thursday. Admission is free.

Also at the Tang now: Opener 24: Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny, Someday Is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, and Elevator Music 23: Yoko Ono: Listen.

image: The NAMES Project Foundation

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